A few months ago, I was invited to experience the Crayola Experience Orlando as a part of a partnership with my travel site, Detail Oriented Traveler. Even though I have teenagers, we still found plenty to keep us occupied and entertained.
The Crayola Experience in Orlando is one of five Crayola Experiences across the country. While I can’t speak for the rest, here’s why I think visiting the Orlando location should be on your to-do list!
I was invited as media to attend the Crayola Experience, however, all opinions are my own.
Seriously, where else can you melt crayons without getting in trouble from mom and dad? There are over 25 stations of colorful activities that kids of all ages can get involved in. My favorite was coloring my creation and bringing it to life on the computer screen with Color Magic.
We also enjoyed the Rockin’ Paper where you color a 3D design and watch it bounce and come to life on its very own stage.
For older kids, there’s an escape room like activity with more hands-on mystery solving.
The Crayola Experience Orlando has over 70,000 square feet of space. That’s plenty of room to create!
From creating your own drip art masterpiece to watching your fashion or car designs come to life, this is one of those places that if you can imagine it, you can create it.
If you have younger kids, they can burn off their creative energy with a toddler town jungle gym.
Of course, we’re going to talk educational!
If you’ve ever wanted to see what the Crayola crayon factory looks like, the Crayola Experience has a show for you. It’s a small replica of a full crayon factory.
The host gives facts throughout the demonstration. You’ll learn how many crayons have been made (trillions!) what goes into the crayon, and more.
My favorite part, however, is the history wall. I love seeing how a company started and just how far it’s come since then. A great homeschool tip for the kids – compare what was happening during each of Crayola’s milestones.
Special Needs Compliant
The Crayola Experience is ADA compliant. Plus, if you have a special needs child, they offer Sensory Sundays once a month on select dates from 9:00am -11:00am:
January 27, Feb. 24, March 31, April 28, May 19, June 30, July 28, August 25, September 29, October 27, November 17, December 15
Design Your Own Crayon
The best part, in my opinion, is creating your very own crayon to take home with you. Filled with a mix of popular and seasonal colors, you create your crayon from one of the stations upon entry. You get to pick any name you like, as well as an icon. The label prints and you even learn how to affix it to your crayon. It’s a great souvenir.